If you buy the liberal meme about the conservative "war on women", you are not going to believe this. But I'm going to tell you anyway. About half of the conservatives out there are women. The other half are men. Profound, no? For some reason, the liberals that spin these stories seem to forget one thing. Conservative men have mothers, wives, sisters, daughters, girlfriends, and even women that they just plain like and admire. So the conclusion here is, or at least, should be, that conservatism is not some evil boy's club bent on destroying women for sport.
The liberal spinners would have you believe that conservatives dislike abortion because they want to control women. I think that I can speak for most conservative men, when I say that we realize that we are incapable of controlling women. And in fact we have no desire to. If there are any doubts, just recall the number of bright young conservative women on stage at the Republican convention that hold or have held high political office.
Conservatives dislike abortion because of moral precepts. We may now get into an area that liberals ignore. When an abortion is performed a child is destroyed. You may not agree, but conservatives do agree on this point. Where there is difference of opinion is at what point in the process does it become a life. There are some that feel that the second a sperm cell meets an ovum life is there. My opinion, for what it's worth, is once there is a fetus and a heart beat can be detected it is a child. The concept of "start of life" is a combination of philosophy and medicine. I doubt there will ever be a universal consensus. Be that as it may, I think all conservative would like to see abortions disappear fro medical practice because nobody wanted one. No I am not naive. But I think if the effort were put forth we could go a long way in that direction.
I have been around long enough to remember when abortion was illegal. I remember the result of back alley abortionists. It was primarily the poor and the repressed that went to these butchers. The result was lives were lost in a most heartless ways through bleeding or massive infections. The rich were able to send their daughters off to Europe for abortions. Some women found doctors willing to perform a "D and C". With all of that in mind, I do not think Roe v. Wade will be overturned any time soon.
That brings up the question of rape and incest. These are serious issues. Any woman that has suffered in that way should not wait until she is carrying a child. There are things that can and must be done within the first 24 hours to deal with the situation. Please don't leave a comment telling me this won't cover one hundred percent of the situations. I know that. But we can and should do better.
Having said all that, to me, a man, a conservative, (I know women will beat up on me for both of those faults) once the fetal heart beat is there you have a child. It is no longer about a woman's control of her body. It is about a woman's control of two bodies. Women used to say, "I'm eating for two now". In truth they are living for two. Don't destroy the life within, it is precious. There are many out there that are desperate for a child. Do the right thing save a life and build a family. Either your family or someone else's. Do the moral thing.